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Michigan panel set to recommend discipline for 2 lawmakers

A Michigan panel is set to recommend expulsion or a lighter punishment for two lawmakers who admit to misconduct in covering up their extramarital affair.
The state House might move quickly Thursday after the recommendations are forwarded from a disciplinary committee.
Just three legislators have been expelled in Michigan history.
Tea party Republicans Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat have apologized and asked the wary panel for a censure letting them keep their jobs in a restricted role.

Courser sent a phony email claiming he was caught with a male prostitute. It was an effort to make the affair less believable if it were exposed by an anonymous blackmailer demanding his resignation.
Gamrat says she discussed the plot with Courser but didn't know the email's content before it was sent.